It’s a sure sign of Spring: The annual Northfield Hospital Auxiliary Book Fair. The 2019 Book Fair will take place April 23-27 at the Northfield Ice Arena on Highway 3.
This Northfield tradition got its humble start 58 years ago on the back porch of an Auxiliary member’s home. (At the time, members thought they might collect enough books to do the sale once.)
Now in its 58th year, the Book Fair has raised a total of $1,000,000 since 1961 – including a record $67,532 in sales last year.
The Book Fair fills the Northfield Ice Arena with more than 67,500 items, all of them donated by community members . . . and many of them back for resale again and again. Books, of course, and also CDs, DVDs, and vinyl. Credit and debit cards are welcome (because it just ain’t 1961 anymore).
The proceeds of the Book Fair support Hospital projects and scholarships. This year 2019, funds are being used to purchase a SimMan ALS Manikin and Partial Airway Skills Trainer Manikin.
2019 Book Fair Schedule
- April 9-19: weekdays 9 am - 5 pm
- April 13: Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
- April 20: Saturday 9 am - 12 noon
Donations are accepted at the Ice Arena on Highway 3.
- April 23: 5 - 9 pm
- April 24-26: 9 am - 9 pm (Friday is 50% off day)
- April 27: 8 am – 3 pm ($5 bag sale 8 am – 12:30 pm; FREE books 1 pm – 3 pm)
For updates and photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/Auxiliarybookfair